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Please welcome Microsoft Virtual Academy to the Microsoft Partner Info Mobile App
Today I am happy to welcome Microsoft Virtual Academy to the Microsoft Partner Info Mobile App ! At approximately noon PST today, the Microsoft Virtual Academy stream was added into the Microsoft Partner Info Mobile App (through dynamic updating powered by Windows Azure) and can now be found inside the...
4 Apr 2013
Final days to get your WPC 2013 Award nomination in!
Each year at Worldwide Partner Conference (WPC), Microsoft recognizes partners who have delivered exemplary solutions built on Microsoft technologies through the Microsoft Partner of the Year Awards. This year is no exception, and once again, winners of these prestigious awards will receive a collection...
2 Apr 2013
The Big Easy 10 Offer is back! Claim your money now.
Several years ago, we introduced a The Big Easy Offer, a program that provides Microsoft partner subsidy dollars to companies that purchase qualifying Microsoft products through various Volume Licensing programs, such as the Open Business, Open Value, and Open Value Subscription programs. Since that...
20 Mar 2013
Collection of more than 40 Windows 8 Partner skills and training resources for you
To help keep you up to date on some of the new, as well as some of the existing Windows 8 skills development and training resources we have available for you, I am sharing a collection of February updates here for you to use: What’s New: New in the Partner Learning Center (PLC): Pitch Perfect: Windows...
21 Feb 2013
Only days left for the Windows 8 Pro $39.99 upgrade promotion
Back in October, we began offering a Windows 8 Pro upgrade offer of $39.99 for people upgrading to Windows 8 Pro from Windows 7, Windows Vista, or Windows XP (SP3). The promotional price is limited to one upgrade per PC and a maximum limit of five upgrade licenses per customer. This promotion is for...
28 Jan 2013
Recommended Small Business Scenarios with Windows Server 2012 Guide Available for Download
Back at Worldwide Partner Conference, several of us from Microsoft sat in a room with our SMB PALs from around the world and discussed small business server solutions moving forward with the arrival of Windows Server 2012 Standard and Windows Server 2012 Essentials. One of the asks from the partner community...
27 Nov 2012
Free Introducing Microsoft Windows Server 2012 RTM Edition eBook now available for download in PDF, MOBI, and EPUB editions
Last month I put up a series of two posts here on the blog providing you with access to over 80 FREE Microsoft eBooks that you can download in a variety of formats, covering topics from: SharePoint, Office 2010, Office 2013, Office 365, Windows 8, Azure, Cloud, Windows Phone, Lync, Dynamics CRM, Duet...
7 Sep 2012
FREE Microsoft exam retakes with the ever-popular Second Shot certification exam offer!
Here is some very exciting news for all of you out there looking to ramp up your certifications or those looking to earn their first Microsoft certification. As of yesterday, the very popular Second Shot offer is now back in market and applies to all IT professional and developer certification exams...
28 Aug 2012
Windows 8 RTM download is here! Information and resources for you.
As you know, last week on August 16th, Microsoft partners with a gold or silver competency gained access to Windows 8 Enterprise RTM internal-use benefits through our Digital Distribution Center and as of today, Microsoft Action Pack subscribers can gain access to Windows 8 Pro. With this milestone,...
20 Aug 2012
Announcing Virtual Chat, Dynamic Updating, and more now in the Microsoft Partner Info Mobile App v3.0
As you know, the Microsoft Partner Info Mobile App was originally launched with the concept of helping you, our Microsoft partners, more easily find and connect with information here at Microsoft. With the new 3.0 version of the Microsoft Partner Info Mobile App, which is now available in the Windows...
8 Aug 2012
Large collection of Free Microsoft eBooks for you, including: SharePoint, Visual Studio, Windows Phone, Windows 8, Office 365, Office 2010, SQL Server 2012, Azure, and more.
Throughout the year I try to share resources and information with you that I think will be helpful for you. Often times these resources will include links to free eBooks that we make available on a variety of topics. Today, I thought I would post a large collection of eBooks for you here so that you...
27 Jul 2012
2012 Microsoft Partner Of the Year Award Winners and Finalists Announced! Congratulations to you all!
Today, Microsoft announced the 2012 Microsoft Partner of the Year Award winners and finalists. These winners and finalists were selected from nearly 3,000 entries coming in from over 100 countries! Wow, that’s an impressive number of submissions, partners! Thank you to all of you that submitted your...
25 Jun 2012
Microsoft June 2012 Security Bulletin and security webcast info posted
This week, Microsoft posted the Microsoft Security Bulletin Summary for June 2012, which includes updates for products such as Windows, Internet Explorer, Microsoft Lync, Microsoft Dynamics AX, and .Net Framework. This summary includes the following Bulletin IDs: Microsoft Security Bulletin MS12-036...
13 Jun 2012
Windows 8 Release Preview: Download link, information, resources, and more
As you probably saw/heard, yesterday we made the Windows 8 Release Preview available for download. This milestone marks the final development phase prior to RTM (Release To Manufacturing) and it is wonderful to see all of the excitement out there! I’ll admit it, I was one of the very excited people looking...
1 Jun 2012
Fake Hotmail alerts and support calls. Protect yourself and others!
As I am sure you are well aware, there are many people out there who send bogus emails saying all sorts of things, hoping to get information from you to gain access to your accounts, information, money, etc. I’m putting up this post based on a growing number of fake Hotmail emails I have received (believe...
23 May 2012
A single list of Microsoft May Security downloads by product
When I posted my A single list of Microsoft April Security downloads by product post here last month, I asked you to provide me input and feedback about whether you found that type of resource helpful. Thank you to all of you that sent in your feedback. Overwhelmingly, the responses I got back were incredibly...
11 May 2012
Microsoft May 2012 Security Bulletin and security webcast posted
This week, Microsoft posted the Microsoft Security Bulletin Summary for May2012, which includes updates for products such as Windows, Microsoft Office, .Net Framework, and Microsoft Silverlight. This summary includes the following Bulletin IDs: Microsoft Security Bulletin MS12-029 - Vulnerability...
10 May 2012
What are the benefits of the Microsoft Partner Network Small Business Competency?
As you know, I have been sharing several pieces of information here on my blog about the upcoming Microsoft Partner Network Small Business Competency which launches in June. What has been fantastic is the amount of feedback all of you have been sharing with me through the blog, though email, in online...
4 May 2012
Some additional information, a Q&A, on the Microsoft Partner Network Small Business Competency
Last week I put up the What are the requirements to earn the Microsoft Partner Network Small Business Competency? post here on the blog to bring you more information about what the actual requirements are to attain the Microsoft Partner Network Small Business Competency when it launches in June. There...
2 May 2012
Microsoft Partner Info V2.7 brings pinning, support, more perspectives, a new look, and more
Today the new 2.7 version of the Microsoft Partner Info Mobile App released to the Microsoft Windows Phone Marketplace and brings with it a collection of new additions to the Microsoft Partner Info Mobile App. First, let me offer my thanks to all of you that have been submitting your input and feedback...
30 Apr 2012
Details on the Microsoft Partner Network Small Business Competency announced
At the beginning of March, we officially announced the Small Business Competency in the Microsoft Partner Network . If you looked at the comments from that post, you also saw that I said, “We will announce more program details in April,” in response to questions I received over the the Small Business...
17 Apr 2012
A single list of Microsoft April Security downloads by product
Following the publishing of my Microsoft April 2012 Security Bulletin posted post this morning, it didn’t take too long until I received the following inquiry: “Do you have a single list of the actual downloads for the security updates by product?” Well, I didn’t at the time but thought I’d put one together...
11 Apr 2012
Microsoft April 2012 Security Bulletin posted
This week, Microsoft posted the Microsoft Security Bulletin Summary for April 2012, which includes updates for products such as Windows, Internet Explorer, Microsoft Office, .Net Framework, SQL Server, Forefront, and Microsoft Developer Tools. This summary includes the following Bulletin IDs: Microsoft...
11 Apr 2012
The Big Easy Offer extended in Canada through May 31st, so be sure to get your money!
Recently, I let you all know about the Big Easy Offer and how to participate in it in my Money, money, money! Are you claiming yours through the Big Easy offer? post. One thing I called out in the post, to help avoid confusion, is the fact that the Big Easy 8.0 offer page states that only the U.S. offer...
10 Apr 2012
Join us for “Lead the way in the new world of data” virtual event
Recently, I put up my Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Virtual Labs Available To You Online, plus many more SQL Server 2012 resources post here on the blog and the response has been incredible! Tons of people have been taking advantage of the large collection of free SQL Server 2012 resources we have available...
9 Apr 2012
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